Another 2018 First For Mortgage Rates

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Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates fell for the third day in a row–the first time that’s happened so far in 2018! Much like last week was slightly less spectacular than its “best in 2018” designation, today also comes with caveats. Even though rates technically did fall for the third straight day, most of the day was spent with underlying bond markets moving into weaker territory. This resulted in several lenders raising rates in the middle of the day, leaving them roughly in line with Friday’s latest offerings. All of the above places increased emphasis on the coming days. If bonds and rates can manage to continue holding their ground (or even improving) we could finally begin to say that “something different” is happening in 2018. To be clear, there is no implication for lock/float strategy just yet. The broader…(read more)

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